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Definition of Escape

Escape

  1. To flee from and avoid; to be saved or exempt from; to shun; to obtain security from; as, to escape danger.
  2. To avoid the notice of; to pass unobserved by; to evade; as, the fact escaped our attention.
  3. To flee, and become secure from danger; -- often followed by from or out of.
  4. To get clear from danger or evil of any form; to be passed without harm.
  5. To get free from that which confines or holds; -- used of persons or things; as, to escape from prison, from arrest, or from slavery; gas escapes from the pipes; electricity escapes from its conductors.
  6. The act of fleeing from danger, of evading harm, or of avoiding notice; deliverance from injury or any evil; flight; as, an escape in battle; a narrow escape; also, the means of escape; as, a fire escape.
  7. That which escapes attention or restraint; a mistake; an oversight; also, transgression.
  8. A sally.
  9. The unlawful permission, by a jailer or other custodian, of a prisoner's departure from custody.
  10. An apophyge.
  11. Leakage or outflow, as of steam or a liquid.
  12. Leakage or loss of currents from the conducting wires, caused by defective insulation.
  13. A plant which has escaped from cultivation.

Escape Quotations

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
Abraham Lincoln

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only at night.
Edgar Allan Poe

The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
Marcus Aurelius

It is more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished without the forms of law than that he should escape.
Thomas Jefferson

Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things.
T. S. Eliot
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Escape Translations

escape in Afrikaans is ontkom aan, ontsnap
escape in Danish is undkomme, undfly
escape in Dutch is ontsnappen, ontkomen, ontgaan
escape in German is entweichen, entkommen, Umschaltaste, entkommen
escape in Italian is evasione, evadere, sfuggire
escape in Latin is fugio, effugio, pretereo, subterlabor, aberro
escape in Spanish is escaparse, escape, escapar
escape in Swedish is rymning, rymma, slippa, flykt, undkomma, undfly

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